Fall 2015
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Student Chapters
Are you Interested in starting a CEC Student Chapter?

Do you already have a Student Chapter but want to get more connected with NJCEC and other Student Chapters?
Dr. Lynn DeCapua
Student Chapter Advisor
Please Welcome Our  New Members That Joined in June and July!
Elizabeth M.
Sharon K.
Malinda L.
Kenan P.
Catherine T.
Natalia D.
Kathleen L.
Alison G.
Gail B.
Megan K.
Lauren C.
Edward A.
Kathleen P.
Cynthia T.
Jessica M.
Shannah C.
Natayja A.
Jessica C.
Michelle P.
Natayja A.
Amber H.
Rachel L.
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Save the Date!

NJCEC Spring Conference
Bridging the Achievement Gap
March 14, 2016
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Nominations are open for the 2016 CEC Awards!
Helen Pastore, 2015 Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year
Christopher Leon, 2015 Yes I Can Award Recipient

Take advantage of your extra time off this weekend to  submit a nomination for a 2016 CEC Award.
The CEC Award Programs recognize the very best in special and gifted education: The professionals who advance the field and the students who inspire us.
Nominations are now being accepted for the following:
  • Yes I Can Awardscelebrating the accomplishments of children and youth with exceptionalities from around the world in six categories: Academics, Arts, School & Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology and Transition (including work, vocational training, and independent living skills).
  • CEC's Professional Awardsrecognizing special and gifted educators who have advanced the field and the quality of education service, as well as CEC members whose contributions have moved the Council forward in significant ways.
  • CEC's Student Awards, honoring CEC student members and faculty advisors who have made outstanding contributions to CEC and to children and youth with exceptionalities.
Find out more about the  CEC awards programs and submit a nomination!

Nominations are due Oct. 19, 2015. 
This information is being provided by cec.sped.org.

The NJCEC Executive Board wishes everyone a successful school year!

This year we will be offering additional workshops and webinars through out New Jersey.

  • Stay in touch!
  • Let us know what we can do to help you!
  • We would love for you to get involved - contact me!
  • Let me know if you would like to host a conference and or a webinar. We can help!
  • E-mail me to say hi!
If you are interested in helping to host a conference, we can help you! Please e-mail me

    Dr. Julie Norlfus-Good
    President, NJCEC




Education Leadership Institute Session 1:

Hot Topics in Special Education Law

Location: Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Date:  Monday, November 9, 2015 -  9:00am  to  2:00pm
Cost per Registrant: 

Presenters: David Nash, Esq. and Barbara Gantwerk This workshop will review the latest developments in special education law, including new requirements related to bullying and students with disabilities, recent guidance from the USDOE and NJDOE, and the latest case law on critical topics, including student discipline, placement, development and implementation of IEPs, parental and student due process rights, Section 504 and more. 

PO Box 6268 - East Brunswick, NJ 08816
info@ldanj.org      www.ldanj.org
Parents, Individuals with LD,
& Professionals
LDANJ Conference
Sunday, October 4th
Registration Open
Keynote-Beyond Classification
LeDerick Horne, Advocate & Author
Livingston Campus Student Center,  Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Full conference brochure available on www.ldanj.org .
Professional Development Credits will be available.
(Learning Disabilities Association of NJ Provider Identification #568)
NOTE:  LDANJ offers workshops to provide information to parents, people with learning disabilities, and professionals. LDANJ does not endorse or recommend any business or product.

This information is being provided as a courtesy by NJCEC. NJCEC does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

NJAEYC Conference
October 16-17, 2015
NJAEYC 2015 State Conference
October 16-17, 2015
Hilton Meadowlands Hotel
East Rutherford, NJ 

See the NJAEYC Conference Brochure 
for detailed descriptions  of the many interesting workshops being offered - and keep an eye out for the sessions below, each presented by an
NJDEC Executive Board Member!

Children's Literature - A Tool for Teaching Social Skills and Conflict Resolution Techniques - Marie Hardenberg
This workshop will use picture books and corresponding activities to teach manners, social skills and conflict resolution techniques. Participants will leave with a list of books, small and large group activities, and lesson adaptations for all learners that can easily be incorporated into your early childhood classroom.
Using an Interdisciplinary Profile to Support Early Childhood Transitions: Results of a Qualitative Study -  Corinne Catalano
A first person profile (The Profile) was used as a transition tool to support the transition of students from preschool special education to general education classrooms. Learn more about this study that examined how the use of The Profile aligned with Division for Early Childhood's recommended practices for transition from the perspective of the preschool teachers, therapists and child study team members.
Integrating Related Services in an Inclusive Preschool Classroom - Sandy Shields
This workshop will show participants how teachers and therapists can work together to help students acquire skills across disciplines while integrating Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech within the naturally occurring preschool environment. Learn how to design therapeutic interventions that integrate into daily play activities within the preschool classroom. Team planning will be a focus.
So You Have a Child with Special Needs in Your Class... Ways to Support Different Learning Styles in Your Setting - Eileen McCann
A veteran early childhood special educator, who's had the privilege of working with gifted Speech/Language, Occupational and Physical Therapists, shares easily implemented suggestions that will enhance the learning opportunities for all your students.

This information is being provided as a courtesy by NJCEC. NJCEC does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

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